HB 521 (BR 1823) - J. Jenkins
AN ACT relating to physician assistants.
Amend KRS 311.856 to delete the prohibition against physician assistants prescribing controlled substances; amend KRS 311.858 to allow physician assistants to prescribe Schedules II through V controlled substances if delegated to do so by their supervising physicians; require that prescriptions for Schedule II controlled substances be limited to a 72-hour supply with no refills; require that prescriptions for Schedule III controlled substances be limited to a 30-day supply with no refills; require that prescriptions for Schedules IV and V controlled substances be limited to the original prescription and refills not to exceed a six month supply; require the Kentucky Board of Medical Licensure, on the recommendations of the Physician Assistant Advisory Committee, to limit the prescribing of specific controlled substances that have been identified as having the greatest potential for abuse and diversion; establish eligibility requirements for physician assistants who are given prescriptive authority; and amend KRS 218A.010 to include a physician assistant in the definition of "practitioner."
Feb 13-introduced in House
Feb 15-to Health & Welfare (H)